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Definition 1: conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tube in the sense of this definition

(tube is a kind of ...) a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass

"the computers were connected through a system of conduits"

(... is a kind of tube ) a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired

(... is a kind of tube ) a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.

(... is a kind of tube ) a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco

(... is a kind of tube ) short tube attached to the muzzle of a gun that deadens the sound of firing

(... is a kind of tube ) a tube running from the liquid in a vessel to a lower level outside the vessel so that gravity forces the liquid through the tube

(... is a kind of tube ) a tube for conveying the sound of a voice from one room to another

(... is a kind of tube ) the tube of a tobacco pipe

(... is a kind of tube ) a slender tube inserted inside a tubular body part (as a blood vessel) to provide support during and after surgical anastomosis

(... is a kind of tube ) a thin paper or plastic tube used to suck liquids into the mouth

(... is a kind of tube ) glass tube closed at one end

(... is a kind of tube ) a tube near the waterline of a vessel through which a torpedo is fired

(... is a kind of tube ) a tube with a constriction; used to control fluid flow (as in the air inlet of a carburetor)

(... is a kind of tube ) a straight narrow tube through which pellets (as dried peas) can be blown at a target

(... is a kind of tube ) the tube of a pipe or cigarette holder that a smoker holds in the mouth

(... is a kind of tube ) a tube through which darts can be shot by blowing

(... is a kind of tube ) a tube that directs air or gas into a flame to concentrate heat

(... is a kind of tube ) a small flexible tube inserted into a body cavity for draining off fluid or introducing medication

(... is a kind of tube ) a tube of small internal diameter; holds liquid by capillary action

(... is a kind of tube ) a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open

(... is a kind of tube ) a tube that holds a cigarette while it is being smoked

(... is a kind of tube ) tubing that is wound in a spiral

(... is a kind of tube ) a vertical glass tube used in column chromatography; a mixture is poured in the top and washed through a stationary substance where components of the mixture are adsorbed selectively to form colored bands

(... is a kind of tube ) tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material

(... is a kind of tube ) a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas

(... is a kind of tube ) an inflatable rubber tube that fits inside the casing of a pneumatic tire

(... is a kind of tube ) a perforated tube driven into the ground to collect water from the surrounding area

Definition 2: an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city) - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where tube or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in Paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in London it is called the `tube' or the `underground'

Synonyms for tube in the sense of this definition

(tube is a kind of ...) line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight

Definition 3: electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tube in the sense of this definition

(tube is a kind of ...) a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically

(... is a kind of tube ) a small vacuum tube; used at high frequencies

(... is a kind of tube ) a thermionic vacuum tube having three electrodes; fluctuations of the charge on the grid control the flow from cathode to anode which makes amplification possible

(... is a kind of tube ) a thermionic tube having four electrodes

(... is a kind of tube ) a tube that rapidly scans an optical image and converts it into electronic signals

(... is a kind of tube ) a thermionic tube having five electrodes

(... is a kind of tube ) a diode vacuum tube in which the flow of electrons from a central cathode to a cylindrical anode is controlled by crossed magnetic and electric fields; used mainly in microwave oscillators

(... is a kind of tube ) an electron tube used to generate or amplify electromagnetic radiation in the microwave region by velocity modulation

(... is a kind of tube ) a vacuum tube containing a metal target onto which a beam of electrons is directed at high energy for the generation of X rays

(... is a kind of tube ) a tube in which an electric discharge takes place through a gas

(... is a kind of tube ) a vacuum tube that amplifies a flow of electrons

(... is a kind of tube ) a thermionic tube having two electrodes; used as a rectifier

(tube is a part of ...) a conductor used to make electrical contact with some part of a circuit

(tube is a part of ...) the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube

(tube is a part of ...) a negatively charged electrode that is the source of electrons entering an electrical device

(tube is a part of ...) a positively charged electrode by which electrons leave an electrical device

(tube is a part of ...) an electrode placed between the cathode and anode of a vacuum tube to control the flow of electrons through the tube

(... is part of tube) an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow

Definition 4: (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for tube in the sense of this definition

(tube is a kind of ...) a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing and its construction and arrangement

"he has good bone structure"

(... is a kind of tube ) a small tube

(... is a kind of tube ) a tube in the uterus or the ear

(... is a kind of tube ) the snail-shaped tube (in the inner ear coiled around the modiolus) where sound vibrations are converted into nerve impulses by the organ of Corti

(... is a kind of tube ) a tube in which a body fluid circulates

(tube belongs to category ...) the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals

Definition 5: a hollow cylindrical shape - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for tube in the sense of this definition

(tube is a kind of ...) a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line

Definition 6: place or enclose in a tube - [verb of contact]

(tube is a kind of ...) enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering

"Fog enveloped the house"

Definition 7: convey in a tube - [verb of motion]

Samples where tube or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • inside Paris, they used to tube mail

(tube is a kind of ...) take something or somebody with oneself somewhere

"Bring me the box from the other room" "Take these letters to the boss" "This brings me to the main point"

Definition 8: ride or float on an inflated tube - [verb of motion]

Samples where tube or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We tubed down the river on a hot summer day

(tube is a kind of ...) be carried or travel on or in a vehicle

"I ride to work in a bus" "He rides the subway downtown every day"

Definition 9: provide with a tube or insert a tube into - [verb of possession]

(tube is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

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